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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.… Read more

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Category: Post Surgery Recovery

5 Tips to Bend Properly After Surgery

The doctors at Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) take a conservative approach to healing back pain, so surgery is always the absolute last resort. If your doctor has come to the conclusion that you need back surgery, it’s more than likely that nothing else has worked to eliminate your back pain.…

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Safe Sports for Bad Backs

Just by their nature, all sports put pressure on the spine and it’s wise to learn how to protect your back no matter what sport or exercise you choose. It’s well accepted that exercise and sports can improve your overall sense of well-being and can help to heal and strengthen your back.…

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Warm-Up Exercises After Back Surgery

Warm-up exercises are critical to improving the health and structural condition of your back during your back surgery recovery. While the desire to rest your back is entirely natural, it’s not the optimal way for your back to recover from the stress and trauma of back surgery.…

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6 Aids to Help You Recover from Back Surgery

Back surgery procedures run the gamut from basic, non-invasive surgery to in-depth procedures that require extensive recovery time. Either way, it’s best to know what to expect with your specific back surgery recovery by talking to your spinal doctor or surgeon ahead of time, so you and your caregiver can have things ready.…

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After Back Surgery, Ease Back into Exercise

If you’ve been hurting bad enough to need surgery, you’ve suffered enough. You don’t need to feel pain after your procedure. But while the aim of surgery is to relieve the problem that led to your pain, any surgery is still a traumatic experience.…

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How a Back Brace Can Help After Surgery

After surgery at the Southeastern Spine Institute, your doctor may recommend a back brace to facilitate your natural healing process. The brace can support your back, your neck or for both, depending on how much support you need. While some patients may find braces uncomfortable, others report enjoying the feeling, especially when driving.…

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The Caretaker’s Role in Your Recovery

Rely on help during your back surgery recovery.

The key to a quick and complete recovery from any type of back surgery is planning. Your surgeon will explain what you can expect after your procedure, and you may have friends and family you can count on, but it’s up to you to plan ahead.…

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When You Can Start Running Again After Back Surgery

You put your health in the hands of capable, experienced and highly gifted surgeons at the Southeastern Spine Institute. But what happens after your back surgery is just as important for determining your future.

Exercise and physical therapy are required during your recovery period.…

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Boating After Back Surgery

Back surgery recovery takes time; don’t rush it.

Boating and fishing on the water are surprisingly hard on your spine and back muscles. It doesn’t matter how big your boat is — it can ride the waves like a drunken cowboy on a bull.…

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Recuperating at Home

All the back surgery performed at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) is same day back surgery. That means you have the procedure as an outpatient — you arrive in the morning, have the operation and return home that evening. Most doctors agree that recuperating in your own home helps you heal quicker, as long as you follow your back surgeon’s instructions.…

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